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Benin

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RegionAfrica
Form of government
CapitalCotonou
Area, km2112 620
Population9 212 000
Population growth, per year274 518
Average life expectancy, years53.45 (m. 52.3, fem. 54.6)
Population density, ppl./km281.80
Official languagesFrench
CurrencyCFA franc
International phone code229
Internet tldbj
Time zoneUTC+1
International organizations participation Benin Group of 90, World Trade Organization, Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Land borders Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo
Access to the seas and oceans Gulf of Guinea